San Francisco-based multimedia artist Sasinun (“Sasi”) Kladpetch is carving out a name for herself in the art and design world as she explores the intersection of the natural world and the man-made structures that inhabit it, using natural sources such as clay, concrete, plaster, dirt, and plants as her mediums.
Sasi’s next big project is the reveal of her permanent art installation that will reside in the lobby of brand-new the LINE HOTEL San Francisco (950 Market Street), which is set to open at the end of September.
At the kinetic intersection where SoMa, Union Square and Tenderloin converge, the LINE SF will endeavor to reflect the complex history, culture, and spirit of the city by exploring the juxtaposition of 21st century technology and design with the urban grittiness of this historic neighborhood.
Sasi took this vision to heart and made it her mission to include the locals into the project – asking via her social media for people in the surrounding neighborhood to send her the dirt and soil from their backyards for her to incorporate into the installation. And people delivered! All different kinds of material showed up on her doorstep and she found interesting and unique ways to incorporate the natural material into her art which will be displayed upon the lobby walls of the hotel entrance. She also made sure to attribute the materials to each of the community members who donated from their own backyards, truly bringing the community together for the project.
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Kladpetch received her Bachelor’s degree in Decorative Art at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2016 she graduated with a Master’s degree from San Francisco Art Institute, California. Her works reflect the beauty of nature that has been hidden among urban living and has been exhibited at DZINE Gallery and throughout San Francisco. Kladpetch has also been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows at Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, Sanchez Art Center, SMAart Gallery & Studio, and H Gallery Los Angeles, among others.
She donated select works to the annual Hospitality House Art Auction since 2017. Kladpetch won the first jury show at The Art Association of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in sculpture category in 2019 and she recently participated in Artist residency at Chateau D’ Orquevaux in France 2019.
Sasi’s pieces are truly beautiful handmade sculptures that serve as high end wall art instillations, and elevated home décor/pottery. We would love to set up an interview with you and Sasi to talk about her newest installation at the LINE SF as well as her work as an artist and designer.